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Notification ad, not detected by addons detector

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by kinnerful, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. kinnerful

    kinnerful Newbie
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    Recently I've been receiving annoying notification ads. I have tried both Addons Detector and Airpush Detector but none of them come up with any results. The website of the ads starts with com-ws.us and not even googling it gives any useful answer.

    Is there any way to detect the adware other than uninstalling it one by one? I only get the ad once a day so trial and error takes a lot of time...

    Thank you.

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  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    This may be helpfully when 'AirPush Detector' or 'Addons Detector' won't find any push notification addon in your apps.
    And so you won't know which of your free apps is responsible for the spam in your notification bar.

    But you can hunt the culprit on your own with the aid of the phone logging app 'aLogcat' (free in Market).
    But be warned, you'll need some experience with logs or the will to learn it ;)

    Wait until the annoying ad appears in you notification bar.
    Start 'aLogcat' and then clear its log.
    Then pull down the notification bar and tip on the icon of the annoying ad.
    Return quickly to aLogcat (via long press on the HOME button).
    Now you should see the culprit app and following it the AirPush in the log's rows.

    Good luck :)
  3. kinnerful

    kinnerful Newbie
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    I've thought about reading the log. I guess I'll try that tomorrow.

    For the moment is there anything else I can do?
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

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    kinnerful Newbie
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